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Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

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Address: Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland

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Beautiful walks

Easy to find and a great selection of different walks to go on. Probably the most popular is the short circuit to Burn O Vat. Its definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Poole, United Kingdom

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Poole, United Kingdom
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577 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Easy to find and a great selection of different walks to go on. Probably the most popular is the short circuit to Burn O Vat. Its definitely worth a visit.

Thank adammawright
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We walked round the Reserve on one of the guided walks (approx 6 Kms). It was very pleasant indeed and was easy walking with designated paths.

Thank pbvh
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wee walk to the Burn o vat excellent paths that are well looked after. Worth going to see. We then climbed up to the viewpoint over the loch. We took a quick walk to the loch but light was against us. Will definitely come back again and walk round the loch.

Thank Shelagh S
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 709 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This splendid place is well signposted and easy to find. You take the B9119 off the A93 just to the west of Dinnet and the the car park is not far up the road on your left. There is a small visitor centre and a map shows the various walks you can take. We took the level path to the... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We started our hike at the Burn O'Vat, which is an amazing place to start your visit. The hike around Loch Kinnard takes about 2 hours and it starts right across the parking lot from the Burn O'Vat. The path is well worn and easy to walk, with beautiful vistas to see, including a Pict stone monument/marker that was very... More 

Thank tinaheine31
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had an overnight stop here with a lovely walk around the loch in the evening. Did the vat walk first thing in the morning which again was very pleasant and quite a surprise to see. Recommended for all especially young kids. Nice quiet spot at night. Just some mountain bikers with torches zooming through the woods in the dark.

Thank bettyian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We visited the Muir of Dinnet in September, which was probably not the best season for the wildlife, but we had a very pleasant walk around Loch Kinord and then up to the Burn O'Vat. The paths were well kept and the walking is generally flat around the lochs. There are a few slopes up to the Burn O'Vat but... More 

Thank fhdCornwall
Millbrook, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited the Muir of Dinnet NNR during our stay in the Deeside area. We decided to visit it after visiting Braemar earlier in the day, but didn't realize how long it would take to hike area, so we wound up only taking the Loch Kinord Trail, and bypassed the other trails including the Vat Trail. The LT trail is... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a place😀Been on a few walks in my time but the tranquility and scenery!!! A credit to the people looking after the area.

Thank Stoopot
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely walk around the Muir of Dinnet. We started out on the yellow walk of 2.5 miles but because we tried to do it backwards (don't ask!) we got somewhat off track and ended up doing 6.6 miles instead! But what a beautiful 6.6 miles they were! Next time, though, I'd go the way they signposted and stick... More 

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